Important Dates

Spring 2021 Academic Schedule

DateDay of WeekEvent
December 18 - January 10Friday - Sunday (3 weeks)Merrymester
January 4MondayEmployees return to work
January 4-8Monday - FridayOpen Enrollment/Advisement (Notice: This is the final registration for full semester and first term classes, there will be no late registration period)
January 5-8Tuesday - FridaySpring Campus Meetings
January 7ThursdayResidence hall check in for students with housing assignments 10am-5pm
January 11MondayFull term and 1st term face-to-face classes begin
January 18MondayMartin Luther King, Jr. holiday
January 19TuesdayOnline classes begin
February 8MondayMardimester begins (Spring 13-week courses)
February 15-16Monday & TuesdayMardi Gras holidays; Full term Monday night only classes will make up on Friday, February 19 and full term Tuesday night classes will make up on Friday, February 26. (First term course make up dates will be made up at the discretion of the local dean.) Residence halls remain open.
February 26FridaySecond payment of total fees due in Business Office
March 1MondayGulf Coast STEM and Foundation & Alumni Scholarship application deadline
March 3 - 5Wednesday - FridayMidterm exams
March 4-5Thursday - Friday1st Term Final Exams
March 5FridayMidterm grades due for full term courses
March 8MondaySecond term face-to-face classes begin (see eLearning calendar for MSVCCC online classes)
March 12FridayResidence halls close 3:00 p.m.
March 15-19Monday - FridaySpring holidays
March 21SundayResidence Halls re-open 3:00 p.m.
March 31WednesdayFinal payment of total fees due in Business Office
April 1ThursdaySpring 2021 Degree/Diploma application deadline; Summer semester School of Nursing and Health Professions Application Deadline (Radiologic Technology)
April 2FridayGood Friday holiday (residence halls remain open)
April 12MondayPriority Registration begins for Summer & Fall 2021
April 13TuesdayResidence Hall Room Reclaim begins for Fall 2021
May 3 - 7Monday - FridayFinal examinations for full term courses, second term courses and Mardimester courses
May 6ThursdayResidence halls close at 3:00 p.m.
May 13ThursdayGraduation – Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center
May 15SaturdaySummer Semester School of Nursing and Health Professions Application deadline (Health Care Assistant, LPN to RN Traditional and Hybrid Options, and Surgical Technology Programs)

Spring 2021 Refund and Withdrawal Schedule

TermLast day to withdraw with a "W" gradeLast day for 100% refundLast day for 90% refund
Full TermMarch 23January 10January 25
1st 8 week termFebruary 17January 10January 19
2nd 8 week termApril 8March 7March 22
Mardimester termApril 7February 7February 19
MSVCC (online) Full termApril 2January 18February 2
MSVCC (online) January 8 week termFebruary 26January 18January 26
MSVCC (online) March 8 week termApril 23March 14March 22
MSVCC (online) January 4 week termFebruary 5January 18January 22
MSVCC (online) February 4 week termMarch 5February 14February 18
MSVCC (online) March 4 week termApril 2March 14March 18
MSVCC (online) April 4 week termApril 30April 11April 15

* MSVCC (online) dates subject to change.

Spring 2021 Testing Schedule

DateExam TimeClass Time
Saturday, May 18:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Saturday morning classes
Monday, May 38:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.-8:53 a.m.MWF
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.10:00 a.m.-10:53 a.m.MWF
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.11:00 a.m.-11:53 a.m.MWF
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.-3:53 p.m.MWF
Tuesday, May 48:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m.TR
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.9:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.TR
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.-2:53 p.m.MWF
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m.TR
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.TR
Wednesday, May 58:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.-9:53 a.m.MWF
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.-12:53 p.m.MWF
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.-1:53 p.m.MWF
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.MW
Thursday, May 68:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.TR
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m.TR
1:30 p.m.-2:50 p.m.TR
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m.TR
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.-6:20 p.m.TR
Friday, May 78:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Other classes

Evening class exams will be the last meeting of the semester during exam week. Exams in all flexibly scheduled courses will be given during the last class meeting.

Summer 2021 Academic Schedule

DateDay of WeekEvent
May 28FridaySummer 2021 Registration
May 31MondayMemorial Day holiday (Make-up date June 4)
June 1TuesdayAll full-term and 1st term face to face and online classes begin
June 28Monday2nd term online begins
June 30WednesdayFinal payment of total fees due

Last day to complete the FAFSA for summer financial aid
July 2Friday1st term final exams; Registration for 2nd term
July 5MondayFall 2021 Semester School of Nursing and Health Professions Application Deadline (EMT/EMS-Paramedic, Health Care Assistant, Practical  Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Respiratory Care Technology Programs)
July 5 - 9Monday - FridaySummer Break
July 12Monday2nd term face-to-face begins
August 2 - 6Monday - FridayFull-term final exams (given during the last class meeting)
August 6Friday2nd Term Final Exams

Summer 2021 Refund and Withdrawal Schedule

TermLast day to withdraw with a "W" gradeLast day for 100% refundLast day for 90% refund
Full TermJuly 13May 31June 8
1st 5 week termJune 22May 31June 3
2nd 5 week termAugust 2July 11July 14
MSVCC (online) Full TermJuly 9May 31June 8
MSVCC (online) 1st TermJune 18May 31June 4
MSVCC (online) 2nd TermJuly 16June 27July 1

* The refund deadline and last day to receive a “W” for short term, weekend and online classes vary. Please contact the Admissions Office for questions regarding those dates.

Summer 2024 Academic Schedule

Start DateSubject
Monday, May 6, 2024Maymester Classes BEGIN (3 weeks)
Friday, May 24, 2024Maymester Classes END
Friday, May 24, 2024Summer 2024 Registration
Monday, May 27, 2024Memorial Day holiday (Monday night only classes make-up date June 7)
Tuesday, May 28, 2024All full-term and 1st term face to face classes begin
Monday, June 3, 2024All full-term and 1st term MSVCC online classes begin
Tuesday, June 25, 2024Last day to complete the FAFSA for summer financial aid
Friday, June 28, 20241st term final exams; Registration for 2nd term
Friday, June 28, 2024Summer 2024 Degree/Diploma application deadline
Monday, July 1, 2024Fall 2024 Semester Health Sciences Division Application Deadline (EMT/EMS-Paramedic, Health Care Assistant, Practical  Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, Surgical Technology and Respiratory Care Technology Programs)
(If deadline falls on a weekend, holiday, or closing, the deadline is 5 p.m. on the next college business day).
Monday, July 1, 20242nd term MSVCC online begins
Monday, July 1, 2024Summer Break BEGINS
Friday, July 5, 2024Summer Break ENDS
Monday, July 8, 20242nd term face-to-face classes begin
Monday, July 29, 2024Full-term final exams BEGIN (given during the last class meeting)
Friday, August 2, 2024Full-term final exams END
Friday, August 2, 20242nd Term Final Exams

Summer 2024 Refund and Withdrawal Schedule

Term Last day to withdraw with a "W" gradeLast day for 100% refundLast day for 90% refund
Full TermJuly 10May 27June 5
1st TermJune 19May 27May 31
2nd TermJuly 29July 7July 11
Maymester termMay 17May 5May 9
MSVCC (online) Full TermJuly 12June 2June 10
MSVCC (online) 1st termJune 21June 2June 7
MSVCC (online) 2nd termJuly 19June 30July 5

Fall 2024 Academic Schedule

Start DateSubject
Friday, March 29, 2024Financial aid priority deadline
Monday, April 1, 2024Gulf Coast STEM and Foundation & Alumni Scholarship application priority deadline
Monday, August 12, 2024Open Registration BEGINS
Wednesday, August 14, 2024New Personnel Orientation
Thursday, August 15, 2024Fall Faculty Convocation; All faculty return
Friday, August 16, 2024Campus Workshops
Friday, August 16, 2024Open Registration ENDS
Monday, August 19, 2024Advising/Registration BEGINS - (Notice: This is the final registration for full semester and first-term classes.
Monday, August 19, 2024Residence Hall check-in for students with housing assignments 10:00 a.m.-5:00 pm.
Tuesday, August 20, 2024Advising/Registration ENDS
Wednesday, August 21, 2024All full term and first term face-to-face classes begin
Monday, August 26, 2024Online/MSVCC Full-term and First-term classes begin
Monday, September 2, 2024Labor Day holiday (classes that meet on Monday nights only will make-up on Friday, September 6)
Monday, September 9, 2024Fall 13-week courses start
Tuesday, September 10, 2024Staff Convocation
Sunday, September 15, 20242024-25 State of Mississippi Financial Aid application deadline (MTAG, MESG, etc.)
Tuesday, October 1, 2024Advisement month begins for Spring 2025
Tuesday, October 1, 20242025-26 FAFSA and State of Mississippi Financial Aid applications open (MTAG, MESG, etc.)
Wednesday, October 9, 2024Midterm exams for full term classes BEGIN
Thursday, October 10, 2024Final exams for first term classes BEGIN. Midterm grades due for full term courses.
Friday, October 11, 2024Final exams for first term classes END.
Friday, October 11, 2024Midterm exams for full term classes END
Monday, October 14, 2024Fall Break BEGINS; Night class make up dates will be made up at the discretion of the local dean. (All offices closed; Residence Halls remain open)
Tuesday, October 15, 2024Fall Break ENDS
Wednesday, October 16, 2024All second term face-to-face classes begin
Monday, October 21, 2024Online/MSVCC Second-term classes begin
Friday, November 1, 2024Fall 2024 Degree/Diploma application deadline
Friday, November 1, 2024Registration begins for Spring 2025
Friday, November 1, 2024Spring semester Health Sciences Division application deadline (Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant)
Monday, November 4, 2024Residence hall room-reclaim begins for Spring 2025
Friday, November 22, 2024Residence halls close 3:00 p.m.
Monday, November 25, 2024Thanksgiving holidays BEGIN
Friday, November 29, 2024Thanksgiving holidays END
Sunday, December 1, 2024Residence halls re-open 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4, 2024Final examinations for Wednesday night classes
Thursday, December 5, 2024Final examinations for full term courses and second term courses BEGIN
Tuesday, December 10, 2024Residence halls close 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11, 2024Final examinations for full term courses and second term courses END
Friday, December 13, 2024Begin Christmas holidays; Offices close 5:00 p.m.

Fall 2024 Refund and Withdrawal Schedule

Term Last day to withdraw with a "W" gradeLast day for 100% refundLast day for 90% refund
Full TermOctober 30August 20September 4 
1st 8 week termSeptember 25August 20August 28
2nd 8 week termNovember 20October 15October 23
13-Week TermNovember 4September 8September 20
MSVCC (online) Full TermNovember 8August 25September 9
MSVCC (online) 13 week termNovember 4September 8September 20
MSVCC (online) Aug 8 week termOctober 4August 25September 2
MSVCC (online) Oct 8 week termNovember 29October 20October 28
MSVCC (online) Aug 4 week termSeptember 13August 25August 29
MSVCC (online) Sep 4 week termOctober 11September 22September 26
MSVCC (online) Oct 4 week termNovember 8October 20October 24
MSVCC (online) Nov 4 week termDecember 6November 17November 21

Fall 2024 Testing Schedule

DateExam TimeClass Time
Wednesday, December 4Wednesday night classWednesday night classW
Thursday, December 58:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m.TR
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m9:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.TR
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m2:00 p.m.-2:53 p.m.MWF
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m.TR
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.TR
Friday, December 68:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.-8:53 a.m.MWF
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.10:00 a.m.-10:53 a.m.MWF
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.11:00 a.m.-11:53 a.m.MWF
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.-3:53 p.m.MWF
Saturday, December 78:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Saturday morning classes
Monday, December 98:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.-9:53 a.m.MWF
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.-12:53 p.m.MWF
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.-1:53 p.m.MWF
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.MW
Tuesday, December 108:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.TR
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m.TR
1:30 p.m.-2:50 p.m.TR
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m.TR
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.-6:20 p.m.TR
Wednesday, December 118:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Other classes

Spring 2025 Academic Schedule

Start DateSubject
Monday, December 16, 2024Merrymester classes BEGIN (3 Weeks)
Thursday, January 2, 2025Employees return to work
Thursday, January 2, 2025Spring Campus Meetings BEGIN
Thursday, January 2, 2025Open Registration BEGINS (Notice: This is the final registration for full semester and first term classes.)
Friday, January 10, 2025Spring Campus Meetings END
Monday, January 13, 2025Residence hall check in for students with housing assignments 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday, January 14, 2025Open Registration ENDS
Friday, January 3, 2025Merrymester classes END
Wednesday, January 15, 2025Full term and 1st term face-face classes begin
Monday, January 20, 2025Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
Tuesday, January 21, 2025MSVCC Online full term and 1st term classes begin
Monday, February 3, 2025Spring 13-week classes begin
Monday, March 3, 2025Advisement Month begins for Summer and Fall 2025
Monday, March 3, 2025Mardi Gras holidays BEGIN; Full term Monday night only classes will make up on Friday, March 7 and full term Tuesday night classes will make up on Friday, March 14. (First term course make up dates will be made up at the discretion of the local dean.) Residence halls remain open.
Tuesday, March 4, 2025Mardi Gras holidays END
Wednesday, March 5, 2025Midterm exams for full term classes BEGIN
Thursday, March 6, 20251st Term Final Exams BEGIN
Friday, March 7, 2025Midterm exams for full term classes END
Friday, March 7, 20251st Term Final Exams END
Friday, March 7, 2025Midterm grades due for full term courses
Monday, March 10, 2025Second term face-to-face classes begin
Monday, March 17, 2025MSVCC Online 2nd term classes begin
Friday, March 21, 2025Residence halls close 3:00 p.m.
Monday, March 24, 2025Spring holidays BEGIN
Friday, March 28, 2025Spring holidays END
Friday, March 28, 2025Residence halls re-open 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 1, 2025Registration begins for Summer and Fall 2025
Tuesday, April 1, 2025Spring 2025 Degree/Diploma application deadline
Tuesday, April 1, 2025Summer semester School of Nursing and Health Professions Application Deadline (Radiologic Technology)
Tuesday, April 1, 2025Gulf Coast STEM and Foundation & Alumni Scholarship application priority deadline
Wednesday, April 2, 2025Residence hall room reclaim begins for Fall 2025
Friday, April 18, 2025Good Friday holiday (residence halls remain open)
Thursday, May 1, 2025Final examinations for full term courses, second term courses and Spring 13-week courses BEGIN
Tuesday, May 6, 2025Residence halls close at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 7, 2025Final examinations for full term courses, second term courses and Spring 13-week courses END
Tuesday, May 13, 2025HSE Graduation
Wednesday, May 14, 2025Nurse Pinning and General Graduation – Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center
Thursday, May 15, 2025Summer Semester School of Nursing and Health Professions Application deadline (Health Care Assistant, LPN to RN Traditional and Hybrid Options, and Surgical Technology Programs).

Spring 2025 Refund and Withdrawal Schedule

TermLast day to withdraw with a "W" gradeLast day for 100% refundLast day for 90% refund
Full TermMarch 26January 14January 28
1st 8 week termFebruary 19January 14January 21
2nd 8 week termApril 14March 9March 17
13-Week TermMarch 31February 2February 12
MSVCC (online) Dec 3 week termJanuary 3December 22December 26
MSVCC (online) Full TermApril 4January 20February 4
MSVCC (online) 13 week termMarch 31February 2February 12
MSVCC (online) Jan 8 week termFebruary 28January 20January 28
MSVCC (online) Mar 8 week termApril 25March 16March 24
MSVCC (online) Jan 4 week termFebruary 7January 20January 24
MSVCC (online) Feb 4 week termMarch 7February 16February 20
MSVCC (online) Mar 4 week termApril 4March 16March 20
MSVCC (online) Apr 4 week termMay 2April 13April 17

Spring 2025 Testing Schedule

DateExam TimeClass Time
Wednesday, April 30Wednesday night classesWednesday night classesW
Thursday, May 18:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m.TR
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m9:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.TR
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m2:00 p.m.-2:53 p.m.MWF
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m.TR
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.TR
Friday, May 28:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.-8:53 a.m.MWF
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.10:00 a.m.-10:53 a.m.MWF
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.11:00 a.m.-11:53 a.m.MWF
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.-3:53 p.m.MWF
Saturday, May 38:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Saturday morning classes
Monday, May 58:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.-9:53 a.m.MWF
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.-12:53 p.m.MWF
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.-1:53 p.m.MWF
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.MW
Tuesday, May 68:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.TR
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m.TR
1:30 p.m.-2:50 p.m.TR
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m.TR
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.-6:20 p.m.TR
Wednesday, May 78:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Other classes
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